Thursday, July 7, 2022

5 Scientists on the Important Environmental Stories of 2016

When journalists decide to write about science, the experience can be both intimidating and frustrating for everyone involved. Reporters vie for charismatic characters and...

Montana Documentary Shines Light on Strippers

Through a hole in a rigged purse, a camera films a woman sliding half-naked down a pole. Faces fade in and out of darkness,...

Montana Shield Laws Now Cover Online Documents

In an era when the federal government repeatedly pressures journalists to compromise sources, legal protection for Montana reporters got a bit stronger. The 2015 Montana...

University of Montana Student Newspaper Switches to Weekly Format

The media landscape is changing rapidly, and student-run media like the Montana Kaimin is no different. In April 2015, the Kaimin shifted from publishing...

North Dakota Leads Western States in Student Free Speech Laws

In April 2013, an anti-abortion poster was removed from the hallway of Griggs County Central High School in Cooperstown, North Dakota, after a parent...

Montana Newsrooms Struggle with Guidelines for LGBTQ Acronym and Gender Pronouns

Gender and sexuality issues took the national media by storm in 2015, from hate crimes against transgender people to the Supreme Court’s decision to...

CORRECTION: Lee Enterprises Tests New Model of State Politics Coverage in Montana

The article, "Lee Enterprises Tests New Model of State Politics Coverage in Montana," which was published in Montana Journalism Review 2016 (web and print),...

CORRECTION: News Media Walk Tightrope between Online Free Speech and Protecting Advertisers

The article, "News Media Walk Tightrope between Online Free Speech and Protecting Advertisers" (Montana Journalism Review 2016), stated that Billings Gazette Editor Darrell Ehrlick...

Wyoming Media Outlets at Odds over Naming Cop

When a police officer in Casper, Wyoming, shot and killed a man, local news organizations had to decide if outing the officer would put...

Entrepreneurial UM Grads Create Tourism App for Alaska

Cruise ships carry nearly one million tourists a year to Alaska. For Juneau-based entrepreneur Eric Oravsky, those visitors are potential customers. The former University...

Standing Rock: Native journalists torn between passion and neutrality

Story by Jason Begay, photos by Olivia Vanni See more of MJR's Standing Rock Coverage with this interactive web documentary. Even if it weren’t for that...

50th Anniversary of Vietnam: Through a Veteran’s Lens

Story by Tera Dittbrenner, photos by Bernie Azure. Bernie Azure an Assiniboine from Montana, volunteered for Vietnam when he was 19 years old. He returned...